7 Simple Spring Pasta Recipes
A Trio of flavors
All you need are noodles, olive oil, and a trio of key ingredients to toss together something great. Perfect your pasta by keeping your noodles from sticking together: Use 4—6 quarts of water and 1 tablespoon of salt per pound. Stir frequently while cooking.
Orecchiette With Sausage Meatballs, Broccoli Rabe, and Garlic
Time saver alert: Use sausage to create these easy meatballs.
Ingredients: orecchiette, broccoli rabe, olive oil, Italian sausage, garlic cloves
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Spaghetti With Asparagus and Lemon
whole-wheat spaghetti, lemon, asparagus, Parmesan cheese, olive oil
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dry orzo, baby arugula, crumbled feta cheese, olive oil, bell peppers
Try this recipe:Orzo-Stuffed Peppers
Tuna and Olive Pasta Salad
Easy upgrade: Mint freshens up any veggie pasta.
Ingredients: whole-wheat penne pasta, pesto, tuna, Kalamata olives
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Shells with Peas, Carrots, and Mint
Fast Flavor: Just toss together store-bought pesto, tuna, and olives.
Ingredients: shells, frozen peas, baby carrots, olive oil, fresh mint leaves
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Fettuccine With Spicy Zucchini-Tomato Sauce
Pick a better marinara: Look for one that doesn't contain added sugar and lists tomatoes, not tomato purée, as the first ingredient.
Ingredients: fettuccine, olive oil, zucchini, crushed red pepper, marinara sauce
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Pappardelle With Tomato and Bacon
Prep Tip: to clean leeks, trim them, slice in half lengthwise, and immerse in a bowl of cold water, shaking gently to release debris. drain on paper towels before slicing.
Ingredients: bacon, pappardelle pasta, leeks, cherry tomatoes
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